I was going to write about the coming election and the importance of voting, but I think we all get that and besides, something else came up. Instead, let’s talk about perseverance. You can’t talk perseverance without talking about the Chicago Cubs. Although I’m not a Cubs fan, I’m glad to see them win. It’s amazing that their loyal fans have stuck with them through “next year” every single of the past 108 years. The Cubs, sometimes called the “loveable losers,” have been close a few times, but this year new management and “home grown” players led them to a World Series Championship. Think about it for a second, the manager – Joe Madden (who had success in building great teams in Tampa Bay) – and new team president – Theo Epstein (who had success with the Red Sox, ending their curse) came in with a new philosophy that worked, leading to winning the Fall Classic.
Don’t be fooled, Major League Baseball is a business. This team was formed through a business model that was a blend of what both Madden and Epstein had done before. Perhaps it’s the blending of both of their styles that produced a team that achieved great results. No one will argue that luck wasn’t involved, but think about where this team came from for a moment: they only had 61 wins just four short years ago. Now think about your own organization. Are you the Cubs of 2016 or of 2012? Do you have what it takes to make your organization a success? It’s hard to find time to really think about your business when you are in the middle of “doing-the-do,” but maybe it’s time for you to get things in line to improve results. Just don’t wait until spring training!
It’s hard to believe, but we are only a few short weeks away from the Turkey Bowl and the “official” beginning of the holiday season. We have some great sponsors and teams already set, but we still have room for more bowlers/teams/sponsors. Make sure you call us soon as this event is sure to be packed!
Quote of the Week:
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Pele